I stumbled upon this book back in 1992 while visiting a library near where I worked during my lunch break. I took it home and read it in one sitting, I enjoyed it very much. I enjoyed it so much that I eventually bought the book for myself. As the years passed I imagined what a nice intelligent man the author of this book, David Sudnow, must be.
After all, Mr. Sudnow is somewhat of a pioneer in many fields. A PhD having earned his degree at Berkeley he published an instructional book on how to self teach the Piano. I took him to be something of a renaissance man having also published a book on care for the dying. His aforementioned book, Ways Of The Hand, awarded him the Guggenheim Fellowship.
After the Internet became commercially established I decided to do a search for Mr. Sudnow around the year 2002. It was my plan to thank him for such a wonderfully written book as well as to take the opportunity to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with him. I imagined becoming friends with this learned and intelligent man, discussing the frivolity and fun of video gaming along with the more deeper and meaningful things of God.
Only a day passed before I received a response.
"F - YOU! I'm an avowed Atheist".
Except he had spelled the word out. I was really taken aback by it. So much so that I simply couldn't accept that such a response would come from so scholarly a man. I wrote back again to confirm if I was in fact corresponding with the Mr. David Sudnow, Author.
"Yes you are, I find you offensive".
So ended my corresponding with Mr. Sudnow.
Sadly I found out recently that David Sudnow passed away suddenly during the summer of 2007. If only I had tried harder, if only I had written to him again, and again even...
I'm sorry Mr. Sudnow, I should have tried harder.